Foster B. Owen obituary
Died: Foster B, Owens at Otranto Station, Iowa, Friday evening, Jan. 24. He has been afflicted for
several years with partial paralysis, which compelled him to leave his farm in the fall of 1888, and
was the final cause of death.
He was a son of Calvin Owens, of Lyle, and was born in northeast New York state, June 30, 1852.
He moved to Minnesota with his parents at the age of four years. May 26, 1874, he was married to
Miss Hattie Strong, at Chautauqua, N. Y. They had three children.
Monday, Jan. 27, the remains, accompanied by his parents, wife and children, and a brother and his
family, and escorted by Alma Lodge, No. 131, A. F. and A. M. of Lyle, of which he was a member, were
brought to Austin for burial.
Services were held in the Baptist church, after which the interment took place at Oakwood cemetery,
under the auspices of Austin and Alma lodges. A. F. and A. M.